Join Britain's most beautiful city run on London's closed roads, then kick back with family and friends at the Food & Fitness Festival.
A stunning central London half marathon that takes in the capital's world-famous landmarks on a traffic-free route. It's also one of the UK's most popular half marathons, covering four of London's eight Royal Parks over a picturesque 13.1-mile route.
Starting and finishing at Hyde Park and making its way through Royal parks such as Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens, you'll get the chance to experience all the beautiful autumnal splendour that London has to offer, all on a flat, fast course.
Not only this, but the unforgettable route provides sights from across London, including Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.
The fantastic Food & Fitness Festival at race HQ provides entertainment, creative family activities, live music and most importantly a vibrant array of food for you and all the friends and family to enjoy.
Stepping up from the 10K/10-mile distance? The Royal Parks Half provides a flat, scenic route to ease you into the longer distance - you'll be so caught up in the surroundings, you won't even notice that 13.1 miles have gone by!
Your friends and family can track your progress around the course using the tracker app for iPhone and Android. The app is also useful for finding your way around the Festival.
There's plenty to do in London if you're looking to make a weekend of it.
Explore London's food scene with the London Restaurant Festival - 60 events taking place throughout October from chef-hosted lunches to tasting menus and restaurant-hopping tours.
Need something to entertain the kids? Take a ride on the magnificent London Eye or pop over to London Zoo in Regent's Park to meet over 650 species of animals.
“I absolutely love this event, this is the second time I've done the Royal Parks Half and I will certainly be returning next year, it's such a beautiful run, the atmosphere is amazing, it's a very eco-friendly event and even the medals are unique and gorgeous. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.” - Yasmin
“The whole experience was excellent. So lucky with the weather and so the parks looked beautiful. The most important for me, though, was the atmosphere of goodwill amongst the runners, supporters and volunteers.” - Philippa
Sixty-six percent of all waste from the event is recycled and now avoids landfill sites. It is important to the race organisers that they not only protect the Parks but do their bit to reduce impact on the wider world.
2018 - Most Effective Use Of Mass Participation Sponsorship
2017 - Best New Race of the Decade
2016 - Shortlisted at the BT Sport Industry Awards and Running Awards
2013 - Best Fundraising Event
2011 - Best Outdoor Event
2009 - Sponsorship Award (Charity & Community)
2008 - Best New Event
This award-winning event was set up as an annual fundraising initiative, raising sustainable funds for the Royal Parks Foundation to support London’s eight Royal Parks, and enabling charities of all sizes to be involved in a major challenge event.
Over the last 11 years the event has exceeded all expectations in raising over £43 million for over 1,000 UK charities.
Run for charity and benefit from a free or heavily discounted registration fee in return for a small fundraising amount.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
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Caring for the eight Royal Parks in London for everyone to enjoy.
Every year millions of tourists and Londoners visit the eight Royal Parks free of charge - giving opportunity for exploration, enjoyment and healthy living in the heart of the city.
Walks, picnics, sport, entertainment, education and community projects take place throughout the year in the 5000 acres of parkland.
The parks offer fascinating insight into London's heritage, history and architecture with hundreds of buildings, statues and memorials to be admired.
We manage these spaces and almost everything in them. We conserve the parks to ensure future generations can enjoy them too.
Registered no: 10016100.
We pioneer new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. For a future beyond cancer.
Registered no: 1095197.
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The only free confidential helpline for older people, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We offer a free, confidential, 24-hour helpline for vulnerable and isolated older people in the UK - open every day and every night of the year. We give offer regular befriending calls, provide information, regular friendship, advice, or just a chat whenever needed. More than two and a half million people have called the helpline in only five and a half years, over half having no-one else at all to speak to.
Registered no: 1147330 / SC044467.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
We are a charity which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.
We fund projects in the world’s best research institutions. We fund some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.
This worldwide research will enhance our understanding of cancer and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Treatments personalised to your unique needs. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future.
To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.
Registered no: SC022918.
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Working to keep children worldwide safe from danger
Millions of children are in danger - right now - facing war, disaster, violence, hunger and disease. Unicef ensures more children get life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection than anyone else. We can build a safer world for children with your help.
Registered no: 1072612 (Eng & Wales) SC043677 (Scot).
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together until we achieve our vision. Join us.
Registered no: 215199.
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Supporting disabled children and young people to live the life they choose and deserve
Through specialist mobility equipment, real work experience, education and essential life skills training, my AFK helps disabled children and young people become more independent and lead fulfilling lives.
From 14 years of age, my AFK introduces disabled students to the world of work and prepares them for the transition to life after school with the end goal of paid employment.
Registered no: 1068841.
Dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children.
NDCS believes that deaf children worldwide should not face barriers which prevent them achieving, that they should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.
Our approach is one of empowerment so that deaf children & their families are equipped to make informed choices and influence decisions which affect them. Our vision is a world without barriers for each deaf child.
Registered no: 1016532.
We are the cancer prevention experts
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is committed to cancer prevention through a healthy diet, nutrition and weight management. We provide people with the information they need to reduce their cancer risk and we were the first charity to link diet and cancer. Over the last 25 years we have made huge steps forward with our cancer prevention research, linking lifestyle factors to cancer risk. We are mostly funded by donations from the general public.
Registered no: 1000739.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
The MS Society is the leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis; we invest in world-class research and offer information and vital support to those affected by this devastating neurological illness.
There is no cure. Yet. But research is progressing faster than ever before. With your support, we believe in a future where we can stop MS in its tracks.
Registered no: 1139257.
For dogs, cats and communities.
Mayhew is an animal welfare organisation based in North West London.
As well as rescue and rehoming, Mayhew delivers a range of community based programmes including working with the homeless and their TheraPaws animal therapy programme.
Mayhew also has an International arm to their work covering Afghanistan, Georgia, Russia and India.
Registered no: 1077588.
As the nation's leading first aid charity, we want to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.
Lives shouldn't be lost because no one could give first aid when it was needed. We teach people first aid so that they make the difference between losing a life and saving one. We teach young people in schools, people in the workplace & people in the community. Our skilled volunteers offer their time at public events & back up to local ambulance services.
Registered no: 1077265/1.
Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.
Cardiomyopathy is an incurable disease of the heart muscle which can affect people of all ages. It can usually be treated successfully with a good outlook for most of those affected. The news that a family member has cardiomyopathy can cause overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, confusion & anxiety. Cardiomyopathy UK provides information & support to these families meaning that they can adjust & cope with their situation more confidently.
Registered no: 1164263.
The UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, providing practical, financial and emotional support for kidney patients and their families
Thank you for thinking of Kidney Care UK. We have been supporting kidney patients for more than 40 years and believe that no-one should face kidney disease alone.
From our early days when we campaigned to introduce donor cards in the UK, we have worked hard to support and represent the interests of everyone affected by kidney disease. We continue to provide practical, emotional and financial support, work with health professionals to improve health and care services and campaign for change.
With your support we will be able to reach and help even more kidney patients.
Registered no: 270288.
Beating bowel cancer together
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with over 16,000 people dying annually of a disease that is preventable, treatable and curable.
We are determined to change that. As the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, our purpose is clear: we are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK. We fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
Our vision is of a world where no one dies of bowel cancer, but we can't do this alone. Tomorrow can't wait. Join us and help us stop people dying of bowel cancer today.
Registered no: 1071038.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
Every day three people in the UK are paralysed due to spinal cord injury.
As the UK’s leading charity, Spinal Research funds medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
Clinical treatments and tools are developed to help understand the injury caused, and improve the devastating effects on breathing, hand movement, bladder and bowel control, and daily living.
Our innovative research has funded many experimental treatments to restore movement and feeling in a research laboratory setting and we are determined to see these treatments transferred to the clinic - transforming the lives of paralysed people.
Not only does our medical research benefit people with a spinal cord injury but also other conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, dementia and motor neurone disease.
Registered no: 1151015.
Granting magical wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions.
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK was established in the UK in 1986 and has so far granted 9000+ magical wishes to children with life threatening conditions meaning that seriously ill children, their parents and families get to enjoy an unforgettable day.
A child's life shouldn't be about hospitals and illness, it should be about wonder, joy and hope. Our children's wishes are varied, from walking with dinosaurs to starring in their own films, meeting a celebrity hero to going on that holiday of a lifetime. No two wishes are the same, and at Make-A-Wish Foundation UK we are commited to making their personal dreams a reality - at a time when they need it most.
Your support will help us grant more magical wishes.
Registered no: 295672/SC037479.
Tackling poverty through renewable energy.
We give people power. They own it. They use it. They build better lives.
We believe in a world with universal access to energy and water. Our evidence based approach tackles the issues of energy poverty and water scarcity using tailored and appropriate technology to have proven positive impacts on health, education, sanitation and livelihoods.
Registered no: 1119467.
A full life for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Epilepsy Society are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Through our cutting edge research, fundraising and awareness campaigns, and expert care, we want everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible.
We set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy.
Registered no: 206186.
Helping marginalised people transform their own lives through adult education so they can lift themselves out of poverty
Feed the Minds’ vision is a world in which all people everywhere can live life in all its fullness. From India to Sierra Leone, we’ve been supporting some of the world’s poorest communities to overcome poverty, poor health, conflict and discrimination for over 50 years.
Working in partnership with local grassroots organisations, we deliver education and skills training projects that address community needs in; health education, citizenship and economic empowerment.
Registered no: 1165603 / SC046591.
For women and children. Against domestic violence.
We provide expert, specialist support to women & children fleeing domestic violence.
Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in West London in 1971. Since then we have grown to support over 4,500 women & children every day, experiencing domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, stalking, trafficking, prostitution & so-called ‘honour’ based violence.
Refuge relies on supporters like you to provide its life-saving services.
Registered no: 277424.
We exist to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We’re the disability equality charity. We'll be here until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy fairness and equality. We provide emotional support and practical advice to disabled people and their loved ones whenever they need it. Collectively, we use our power to change attitudes and end injustice. And we campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.
Registered no: 208231.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
All of us against arthritis.
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have merged. We are now Versus Arthritis. We’re the carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, friends and fundraisers, all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We fund breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, and support each other whenever we need it.
Registered no: 207711 / SC041146.
Support for disabled children with Rett syndrome and their families
Rett syndrome causes profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities in mainly females, from the age of one. The child survives but has a severe disability.
It is a rare neurological disorder caused by genetic mutation, but very rarely hereditary, which could happen to anyone.
Rett UK aims to minimise the impact of the condition and maximise the potential of people living with Rett syndrome.
They provide professional support, information and advice to families from diagnosis throughout their lives.
Registered no: 1137820.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Our renowned Admiral Nurses work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. They were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.
Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for both the person with dementia and their loved ones. We provide the compassionate, expert support families need every step of the way - helping everyone in that family to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence.
We believe passionately that everyone who needs the support of an Admiral Nurse should get one - that’s why we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK.
Registered no: 1039404.
Together we can move the world for animals.
Our vision is a world where animals are free of suffering. From our hubs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America, we tackle cruelty and suffering worldwide, by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.
We help the world see how important animals are to all of us, by demonstrating the vital relationship between people and animals, because millions of people depend on animals.
We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better by moving communities and governments to stop animal suffering, and put animals on the global agenda, making them part of the big global debates on how we live within the world's resources now and in the future.
Registered no: 4029540.
Send a Cow transforms the lives of Africa's poorest families by making real and lasting change.
Since 1988, Send a Cow has been working alongside families living in poverty in rural parts of Africa. We support communtiies to grow their own food, confidence and aspirations. We’ve worked with two million people over the past 30 years and we want to keep on growing so more African families can lift themselves out of poverty for good.
Registered no: 299717.
Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.
We support men and women through more than 300 projects including:
Registered no: 1149085.
No child should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind
The Royal Society for Blind Children believe in a better life for blind children.
We are on a mission to make sure every single blind child has the self-belief and skills to fulfil the potential we know they’ve got. Make no mistake – helping blind children to believe they can achieve will take time and money. But we’ll do it from the ground up, working with our wonderful donors and volunteers to deliver the five things we believe will transform the life chances of every blind child in England and Wales.
How are we going to do it?
Registered no: 307892.
Caring for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
We are the leading organisation providing bespoke support for families who have a child with a serious, life-threatening or terminal illness.
We believe that families should not have to cope alone, and offer the whole family support. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we are there every step of the way.
Registered no: 1070532.
Care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It's fatal with no known cure. We fund vital research into causes, treatments and a cure, providing care and support to those affected and raise awareness of the disease throughout society.
Registered no: 294354.
Funding research to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. At CPT we believe that we are closer than ever to new treatments that for the first time will slow, stop or even reverse the progression of the Parkinson's.
Registered no: 1111816.
Care and support through terminal illness.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness across the UK, including cancer. In people's homes and in our hospices, our nurses offer specialist care around the clock. We carefully match people with trained volunteers, provide emotional support and practical information.
Registered no: 207994.
The UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
Every year The Children's Trust helps hundreds of children and young people and their families from across the UK through a unique range of services including intensive residential rehabilitation programmes, expert nursing and medical care and special education.
Our aim is to help children with acquired brain injury, complex health needs and multiple disabilities live the best life possible. Your support will help fund building works, staff, equipment, leisure and play activities and much more!
Registered no: 288018.
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